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Watch Trailer for 'The Obama Effect' (Charles Dutton, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Meagan Good), In Theaters 7/13

by Vanessa Martinez
June 25, 2012 6:11 PM
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A couple of weeks ago, we posted two clips and a poster of Charles Dutton's upcoming dramedy titled The Obama Effect, to hit select AMC theaters this July 13th, 2012.
Well, the official trailer has just surfaced.
Written and directed by Dutton (also starring), the film co-stars Vanessa Bell CallowayKatt Williams, Meagan Good, Wesley Jonathan and Glynn Turman.

Here's the film's long synopsis:

A serious health scare ignites John Thomas, an insurance salesman in his 50’s (played by writer/director Charles S. Dutton) to take a closer look at his life. Motivated by a misguided obsession with getting Barack Obama elected, John takes an overwhelming involvement in the Presidential campaign. While John becomes obsessed with the ideal of change that Obama represents for Americans, he has in turn neglected to create positive change in his own life, particularly with regard to his health and familial relationships. John hides his health problems from his strong, yet supportive wife, Molly (Vanessa Bell Calloway), creating a strain on their marriage. John seeks the support of a Republican relative, MLK (Katt Williams), who initially starkly resists supporting a Democratic candidate. John’s son, Kalil (Wesley Jonathan), rebels against his father’s avid support of Obama by supporting the Republican candidate as well. John neglects to support his daughter, Tamika (Megan Good) at a crucial moment in her life, as she has recently fallen in love and become engaged to be married. John faces additional discord with his other son, Jamel, an up-and-coming boxer (Zab Judah), who gets mixed up with a shady manager, Slim (Glynn Turman), as he rises toward a professional boxing career. Joshua, John’s recently-paroled brother (C.J. Mack), also struggles as he attempts to find work in a tough economy and to maintain his new marriage. When Molly discovers that John has been hiding his health scares from her, she urges him to take positive action to improve his bad habits. John works to get back on the right path with his health and family as Obama soars to success in the campaign.

Watch the trailer below:

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  • Jeff C. | June 25, 2012 10:18 PMReply

    *Correction to headline & 2 other mentions: The "a" is missing from Meagan Good's first name. Thanks so much for the post, Vanessa. I've been curious about this movie since I heard a couple years ago that it was in development.

  • Vanessa | June 25, 2012 10:40 PM

    Fixed. Thanks!

  • blah, blah | June 25, 2012 6:24 PMReply

    This movie looks like a lot of fun.

  • Bangor | July 7, 2012 10:44 PM

    Looks like Hollywood's voluntary donation to Obama's re-election campaign. I don't want 4 more years of high unemployment (actual figures over 14%, especially among blacks) government expansion/intrusion, high taxes (partly via Obamacare) and taxpayer funds diverted to failing "green" companies owned by Obama friends. No thanks.

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